About the School

The School of Building and Land Management (SBLM), formerly the Building Department, is the larger of the two Schools in the Faculty of the Built Environment.

The SBLM currently offers education and training at the undergraduate degree level in Construction Engineering, Land Surveying & Geographic Information Sciences, Land Economy and Valuation Surveying, Real Estate Management & Valuation, Urban and Regional Planning,  Quantity Surveying and Mining & Quarry Management.  At the graduate level the School offers Master of Science Degrees in the Built Environment, Sustainable Energy & Climate Change, and Integrated Rural Development.   Its research programmes are the MPhil/PhD in the Built Environment in any of the speicalisation areas mentioned.  

At present the school has over 600 students distributed among full-time, part-time and modular programmes. The programmes are designed to provide a range of manpower skills for national and regional needs.



The School has close relationships with a number of institutions and professional organizations. The following are the main organizations:

  • Association of Land Economy and Valuation Surveyors (ALEVS)
  • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • City and Guilds of London Institute (CGLI)
  • Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE)
  • Incorporated Master Builders Association (IMBA)
  • Jamaica Geographic Information Society (JGIS)
  • Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE)
  • Jamaica Institution of Quantity Surveyors (JIQS)
  • Land Surveyors' Association of Jamaica (LSAJ)
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Town and Country Planning Association of Jamaica (TCPAJ)
  • Mininging and Quarrying Association of Jamaica (MQAJ)
  • Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)